Spring 2017

Video Production: Bodies in Motion

Listed in: Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-226  |  Theater and Dance, as THDA-250

Formerly listed as: THDA-51

Moodle site: Course


Wendy Woodson (Section 01)


(Offered as THDA 250 and FAMS 226.)  This studio production class will focus on multiple ways of tracking, viewing, and capturing bodies in motion. The course will emphasize working with the camera as an extension of the body to explore radically different points of view and senses of focus. We will experiment with different techniques and different kinds of bodies (human, animal, and object) to bring a heightened awareness of kinesthetic involvement, animation and emotional immediacy to the bodies on screen and behind the camera. In addition, we will interject and follow bodies into different perceptions of time, progression, place and relationship. In the process, we will express various experiences and theories of embodiment and question what constitutes a body. Depending on student interests, final projects can range from choreographies for the camera to fictional narratives to documentary studies. The class will alternate between camera sessions, both in the studio and on location, and sessions in the editing suite working with Final Cut Pro.

Requisite: Previous experience in composition. Limited to 12 students. Spring semester. Professor Woodson.

If Overenrolled: Final class list will be decided after the first meeting.


Artistic Practice, Attention to Writing, Community Based Learning


2018-19: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2017